American Sociological Association

The 116th ASA Annual Meeting will be held August 7-10, 2021 in Chicago. The Annual Meeting  provides the opportunity for professionals involved in the scientific study of society to share knowledge and new directions in research and practice. Approximately 600 program sessions are convened during the four-day meeting held every August to provide participation venues and networking outlets for nearly 3,000 research papers and over 4,600 presenters.


The 2021 Program Committee invites proposals for the invited session component portion of the annual meeting program.

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Each year, ASA’s president chooses a theme on which to focus some of the programming for the ASA Annual Meeting.

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Program Committee

Members of the 2021 Annual Meeting Program Committee.

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The 2021 Program Committee is seeking volunteers to organize sessions for the open submission regular paper topics.

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Land Acknowledgement and Recognition
Before we can talk about sociology, power, inequality, we must acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional and unceded territory of the Oceti Sakowin (Sioux), Miami, Peoria, and Bodewadmi (Potawatomi). We, the American Sociological Association (ASA), acknowledge that academic institutions, indeed the nation-state itself, was founded upon and continues to enact exclusions and erasures of Indigenous Peoples. This acknowledgement demonstrates a commitment to beginning the process of working to dismantle ongoing legacies of settler colonialism, and to recognize the hundreds of Indigenous Nations who continue to resist, live, and uphold their sacred relations across their lands. We also pay our respect to Indigenous elders past, present, and future and to those who have stewarded this land throughout the generations.